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5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

Instant pot boil peanuts are a salty, tasty easy to make southern snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boiled peanuts instant pot, boiled peanuts pressure cooker, instant pot boiled peanuts, pressure cooker boiled peanuts
Servings: 8
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Matt Freund
Cost: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw peanuts I used a whole 24oz bag
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Cup of sea salt (depending on how salty you like) depending on how salty you like it
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3 to 3 1/2 quarts water do not fill past max line

Instructions

  • Place pound of peanuts in colander and rinse to remove any dirt.
  • Place peanuts in Instant Pot
  • Place salt and Cajun seasoning on top of peanuts
  • Fill pressure cooker with 3 to 3 1/2 quarts of cold water
  • Stir peanuts to distribute seasoning
  • Place something heavy on top of peanuts like a trivet or even a plate to keep the peanuts submerged in liquid.
  • Place lid on instant pot and turn valve to seal. Cook peanuts on high-pressure for 65 to 75 minutes depending on how soft you want them. I like them at 65 minutes. Turn off the keep warm function. When cooking is complete let the instant pot do a natural pressure release. If you like the peanuts to be a little bit stronger you can leave them in the brine for about an hour but this is not required.

Notes

If you like the peanuts more salty adjust the salt from 1/3 of a cup closer to 1/2 cup.
If you like your peanuts even softer Cook for 75 minutes.